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Sun Ridge Association Threatens News Reporter (NJ)

The battle between frustrated Sun Ridge Association homeowners and its management firm, Premier Management Associates, has heated up.  During an open meeting at the community pool, a homeowner accused representative Victoria Miller of questionable practices. Among the many accusations made

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Oak Lawn Man Upset About Roofers Threatens To Shoot Condo President (IL)

An Oak Lawn man was arrested after he threatened to shoot his condominium association president because he felt workers were looking through his window and not respecting his religious customs, reports said.  (badly edited)    Read the article………….

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Lawyer says he grabbed shotgun from client; he had sought to withdraw from her case (LA)

Currie was seeking to strip a junior lien on her property filed by her condo association in a battle over unpaid monthly dues. The condo association claims Currie owes $18,000, while Currie claims the dues were unfairly apportioned, according to

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Videos show events before B.C. RCMP arrest of elderly couple

The RCMP officers called to the scene of a raucous condo meeting in Coquitlam, B.C. are under investigation for their actions in the arrest of an elderly couple. The contents of a jarring cellphone video showing the elderly man dragged

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South Africa: Man shot dead three neighbours before taking cops‚ guards hostage

A local newspaper‚ the Pretoria East Rekord‚ quoted residents of the complex as saying that an elderly neighbour confronted the culprit on Wednesday morning after he hurled a rock through the window of the woman’s car.  Gobey was called to

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‘Disgruntled’ lawyer killed after shooting 6 people, injuring 3 others, police say (TX)

Jason Delgado, property manager of The Oaks condo complex, told KHOU-TV that there were two incidents with the suspect in the past few weeks. One was with the roofers, one of whom called police and said he’d been threatened with

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How to Handle Aggression Against HOA Board Members

Ideally, all HOA board meetings would be organized, calm, and simple. However, that’s not usually how life works when you manage a homeowners association. With many homeowners comes many opinions, and there is usually one owner who believes their opinion

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Dealing with Harassment as a Member of the HOA Board

In a perfect world, an HOA would have regular meetings where members of the community would ask the board questions, raise concerns, and receive regular updates. It would be structured, straightforward, and civilized.  Unfortunately, that’s not how most meetings with

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Not guilty verdict in barking dog dispute that ended in nonfatal shooting (CA)

The dispute over barking dogs in a Gibbel Road condo complex in Hemet had lasted a few months, but on July 22, 2015, it escalated to a verbal and physical altercation ending with a father and son each shot in

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Morland Shores HOA president: fatal shooting ‘will never make any sense’ (AL)

The president of the Morland Shores Homeowners Association shared a very emotional message with neighbors after a neighbor was shot to death in the gated neighborhood Friday evening.  Kathie Kiss is the president of the neighborhood’s HOA and shared a

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Puna (HI) man arrested after threat to bring shotgun to community meeting and shoot people

A Puna man was arrested Tuesday (July 19) after he reportedly called a community association employee’s home, threatening to take a shotgun to a future meeting and shoot everyone present.       Read the article…………

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Sheriff: Squirrel dispute sparked Gunbarrel shooting (CO)

The Willowbrook Condominium Association Board of Directors released a statement saying it was “shocked and dismayed” by the shooting, and added that, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by this incident.”     Read the

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Shooting incidents in Trinity River subdivision under investigation (TX)

“According to board members of the Granada Lake Civic Association, it appears these shootings are a result of revoking the membership of some of the residents who reside in this community for non-payment of membership fees, which goes to maintain

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5 Effective Ways to Engage Board Members with Short Fuses

Power struggles happen. In business, in life, and most certainly in HOA boards. While not all association boards have issues with members that have short tempers, many face this dynamic and struggle to gain control of their meetings much less

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NSW strata gunman found not guilty (Australia)

An elderly Sydney man who became increasingly obsessed with ousting his strata manager before gunning him down at a tenants’ meeting will be detained indefinitely.    Read the article……

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Elderly resident, 85, who shot strata manager ‘not mentally fit’ to enter plea

AN ELDERLY man accused of shooting a strata manager during a body corporate meeting allegedly told a resident the previous day not to attend saying, “I prefer no females to be there because I don’t know what is going to

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Slidell (LA) man charged in condo fire with 32 murder attempts

A 58-year-old Slidell man has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted murder in a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex. Prosecutors filed the felony bill of information Monday (Jan. 11) against David Rutledge.

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Free speech or harassment: Aggressive signs roil Linganore neighborhood (MD)

More than a year’s worth of pent-up frustration spilled over at a neighborhood association meeting Monday near New Market.  A crowd of homeowners packed into the Lake Linganore Association headquarters for its monthly board meeting to tell board members that

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Napa (CA) man arrested over threats to deputies

Steven Wildhaber, 68, was arrested Friday morning, two days after he had told sheriff’s office staff that “it would not turn out well” if deputies attempted to serve an eviction notice on his home in Brookside, Capt. Steve Blower said.

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Man, 82, arrested for threatening landscapers (FL)

Vincent Pelliccione, 82, spent Friday night in jail after police say he threatened to kill a group of lawn care workers outside his home at Olympia Pointe near Lehigh Acres.  It all started when Pelliccione says he came home Friday

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Kenny Chesney’s father arrested in golf club attack (of HOA Prez) (IN)

The victim, identified as Jonathan Matthew Jones, president of the local homeowners’ association, had confronted the 72-year-old Chesney for repeatedly allowing his dog to roam unleashed on the club’s grounds.   Read the article………..

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Man writes death threats to neighbors from jail (NM)

Neighbors said a condo owner at the Winrock Villas Condominiums in northeast Albuquerque, has vowed to make their lives miserable, even from jail.  When 66-year-old David Shaykin comes around the condos, it’s enough to terrify neighbors.  “He has threatened to

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Man arrested after HOA altercation (AZ)

A Sahuarita man was arrested last Sunday on suspicion of assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct after an altercation earlier that day at an HOA meeting.   Read more………

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Cop, neighbor shoot each other over water spat (Philippines)

AN argument over water ended in a shooting between a police officer and the acting president of a homeowners’ association in a subdivision in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday dawn.    Read more……..

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Trial for suspect in condo shooting delayed (FL)

The man charged with shooting a Palm Beach property manager in the head won’t be going to trial this month for attempted first-degree murder.   Read more………

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Man arrested after standoff in Deerfield Plantation (NC)

Police said that Coolbaugh, who was angry with security officers in the neighborhood for telling his son he couldn’t lay out in the sun in the parking lot, approached a security officer and threatened him with a baseball bat.  

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Prosecutor to seek death sentence for man charged in killing 3 Muslims in North Carolina

Police say the shootings were over a long-running dispute over parking at the condominium complex. The victims’ families have said religious bias played a prominent role in the shootings.    Read more……….

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For years, Craig Stephen Hicks was frustrated about parking at Finley Forest

For years, Craig Stephen Hicks had been ranting about parking troubles in the wooded condo community he shared with his wife and hundreds of college students.  He distributed fliers on the windshields of neighbors’ cars. He called tow trucks. Last

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Chapel Hill (NC) murder suspect was banned from calling towing company

The man accused of shooting three Muslims at a Chapel Hill condominium had neighbors’ cars removed so often that he was eventually banned from using the towing company, according to a driver who often tows vehicles from the complex.   Read

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Chapel Hill (NC) Shooting: Neighbor Charged With Murder of 3 Honors Students

A long-running parking dispute between neighbors motivated a man to kill a woman, her newlywed husband and her sister at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus, police said Wednesday.   Read more………

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Former Diamondhead POA president convicted of simple assault (MS)

Hancock County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kyger, 66, after an incident at a POA meeting in May. The victim filed a complaint with the Diamondhead Police Department on May 22, resulting in the arrest.  In the complaint, the victim said she

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Who’s Packing? (and does it matter?) Schools, hospitals and government buildings ban firearms. Why don’t more communities do the same?

An otherwise peaceful and playful day this past summer at a southern Illinois homeowners association pool turned ugly when a resident with a history of behavioral problems became offended at a perceived slight. In retaliation, she threatened to drown someone’s

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Arrest of shooting suspect gives Plymouth (MI) condo residents good reason for thanks

Residents of Plymouth Colony condominium complex had plenty to be thankful for as they sat down to their holiday feast.  Motorists who travel up and down Route 3 had reason to celebrate, as well, after last weekend’s arrest of a

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Condo leaders learn tips in light of shooting (FL)

The association presented the seminar in response to the shooting Oct. 3 of Jeremy Holland, property manager of The President of Palm Beach condominium.  Police say disgruntled former employee Charles Croghan, who Holland had fired as doorman the month before,

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Local doctor arrested after security guard attack (FL)

He came into contact with Dwight Collman, an ER doctor, who apparently didn’t like receiving a citation for working in the front of his home.   “You can’t work after hours,” Abreu said. “Those are the rules of the HOA and

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Dallas (TX) Homeowners’ Association Turned Off Man’s Sprinklers, Threatened Gunplay, According to Strange Lawsuit

At a condominium near Turtle Creek, there is a bitter, strange battle brewing between the building’s homeowners’ association and the domestic partner of one of the HOA’s members. In January, the 3081 Gilbert Homeowners’ Association felt so threatened by the

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Land dispute possibly behind Vancouver shooting

Kendall and the Mounces lived next door to each other.  Mounce had filed a lawsuit against Kendall for violating several different homeowner association rules. “Basically, the only thing I really heard is he was renting out his property,” said neighbor Jason,

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Palm Beach (FL) shooting suspect surrenders to police

A man suspected of shooting the property manager of the President of Palm Beach condominium this morning surrendered to police this afternoon, police said.  Charles Michael Croghan, 72, of West Palm Beach surrendered about 1:45 p.m. at the VA Hospital

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Palm Beach (FL) shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

A disgruntled former employee went into his old office months after being fired and put a single bullet into the head of his former coworker, according to Palm Beach police  Police said Charles Michael Croghan, 72, went into the President

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Guns at HOA Meetings- Arizona

Gun violence at HOA meetings is rare, but receives much media attention. No one will forget the tragic murders of two women and the wounding of three others in Arizona when a man opened fire during an HOA meeting in

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Guns at HOA Meetings- Utah

Gun violence at HOA meetings is rare, but receives much media attention. No one will forget the tragic murders of two women and the wounding of three others in Arizona when a man opened fire during an HOA meeting in

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Gun Laws Uncertain for Wisconsin Condominiums

Associations wishing to consider Wisconsin’s New Concealed Carry law must deal with unclear legislation and the not unusual situation that lawmakers did not consider unique aspects of condominium ownership. This is a review of how the new law applies to

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Doctor Shot To Death After Altercation At NH Lake

Those who live along the lake say the shooter was another neighbor, and the two men had argued in the past over dock space.  “It’s a little isolated up here…sometimes we feel we’re part of a Stephen King novel or

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Diamondhead POA (MS) president arrested on simple assault charge

Hancock County deputies arrested Diamondhead Property Owners Association President Elton Marshall Kyger, 66, Wednesday on a charge of simple assault. Chief Deputy Don Bass said the arrest stems from an incident at a May 21 POA meeting where Kyger allegedly threatened

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Passions high when strata owners start shooting

Details are still to emerge of the strata dispute that led to the shooting at an executive committee meeting in Lakemba, the arrest of an elderly owner and the fracturing of his skull .   But for those of us who

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Australia: Man, 85, charged with shooting strata manager in Lakemba

An octogenarian in his hospital bed has been charged with shooting with intent to murder after an argument at a strata meeting in south-western Sydney. The 85-year-old, Ili Studor, allegedly shot 66-year-old Stephen Smith in the neck, on the landing of

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Security guard shot to death protecting condo complex (TX)

Police said the security guard at the gate of the Leawood Condos had only been on duty at the complex for two days before he was killed on the job.   Read more………

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Debate grows in community associations over concealed weapons

Concealed carry of loaded firearms is now a reality in Illinois, and condominium and town house associations are jittery. More than a few board members and property managers have experienced the wrath of owners disgruntled with policies, assessments and other

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Dealing with Difficult People & Harrassment

National and local news have, in the past, covered the stories of disgruntled homeowners who act out violence in associations.  Difficult people and the disgruntled homeowner or board member should be dealt with very carefully to protect all involved.  Communications

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Trial begins for Dallas (TX) man accused of murdering neighbors in dog-poop dispute

on January 7, the capital murder trial began for a man charged with killing his neighbors after a prolonged dog-poop dispute. Issues of race, language, economics and age complicate the already unusual case.    Read more…….

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